The video documentary "Leo Limon: Portrait of an Artist" is about one of the most popular and visible artists in the Chicano art movement. The video captures various phases of the artistâs life in the context of the broader history of important cultural centers such as Self-Help Graphics & Art and the Mechicano Art Center, and his proactive and collaborative approaches to alleviate gang violence and other social problems confronting at-risk urban youth and residents in high-violence neighborhoods. In addition, the video explores his important work in the preservation and restoration of the Los Angeles River as an ecological and recreational zone for the Los Angeles community. It illustrates the cultural and economic benefits of innovative parklands preservation through initiatives like the L.A. River arts program.
August 7, 2019 Subject:
A fantastic documentary on Chicano artist Leo Limon
This documentary provides a much needed investigation into Leo Limon, one of Los Angeles' most prolific artists. The film includes an in depth interview with Limon and provides historical context to the Chicano art movement of the late 1970s to the present. This film was created by an historian who understood Leo's importance to building an art aesthetic that combines history, spirituality, and love of place.